Manager, Office for Disability (VPSG6)

Job posted: 14/03/2023
Applications close: 28/03/2023 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $129,379 - $173,138

Occupation: Policy

Reference: VG/DFFH/DCEM/375377

Reference: VG/DFFH/DCEM/375377

Occupation: Policy

Salary Range: $129,379 - $173,138

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) works hard to create equal opportunities for all Victorians to live a safe, respected and valued life.

Our areas of focus are child protection, housing, disability, the prevention of family violence, multicultural affairs, LGBTQI+ equality, veterans, women and youth. The work we do benefits thousands of Victorians, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.

We work in a variety of community-based settings, including people's homes, residential facilities and secure settings across metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria.

We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated. All jobs can be worked flexibly, and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities. .

If you’re having any trouble viewing this ad and would like it or any attachments in an accessible format (such as large print), please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on the ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (www.dffh.vic.gov.au/jobs)

The Office for Disability exists to promote the full inclusion of people with disability within the Victorian community and economy and oversees implementation and ongoing development of the State disability plan and Victorian Disability Advocacy Program. As Manager of the Office for Disability you would be responsible for whole of government policy and strategic leadership on disability issues. This is a key leadership role within the Inclusion Unit and guides teams responsible for: the development, implementation, monitoring, reporting, and evaluation of the Victorian state disability plan; the implementation and review of programs to support the Victorian disability advocacy sector and initiatives to promote voice and leadership; Commonwealth/State relationships around the National Disability Strategy; and Secretariat and policy supports to intra and inter departmental committees on disability and the Victorian Disability Advisory Council. 


  1. Maintain an understanding of issues impacting people with disability and investigate and lead critical projects that develop or refresh policies, professional standards and operating practices to enhance service delivery, improve efficiency and lead to better outcomes for service users.  
  2. Strategically design and develop the delivery of departmental objectives that impact significant localised service delivery and meet statewide departmental and government objectives and community expectations.
  3. Maintain an understanding of issues impacting the department's clients and investigate and lead critical projects that develop and review policies, professional standards and operating practices that enhance service delivery, budget effectiveness, efficiency and improved client outcomes.

Please open the position description to read more.


The department may require its employees to be fully vaccinated against preventable diseases such as the current coronavirus (COVID-19). The department's COVID-19 Vaccination requirements policy(Word) outlines the requirements for existing employees, other workplace participants and prospective employees. Please read in full prior to applying.

The Equal Opportunity Act 2010, provides for lawful 'Special Measure' provisions, therefore the following has been applied to this role. 
This role is prioritised for applicants from diverse backgrounds including disability, race (multicultural), gender identity, religious belief and sexual orientation as per the Special Measures provision of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 https://www.legislation.vic.gov.au/in-force/acts/equal-opportunity-act-2010/020


All VPS employees (and ex-VPS employees with extended access to the Jobs and Skills Exchange website) MUST apply via the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) <https://jse.vic.gov.au/user/login?destination=/new-home-page> portal.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.
Applicants are required to submit a CV and Cover Letter (max 2 pages) outlining their suitability to the role in line with the Key Selection Criteria. 
Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process. 
Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (www.dffh.vic.gov.au/jobs)

Please apply to submit your interest in this position.

Manager, Office for Disability (VPSG6)

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Bree Oliver | (M) 0457490324

Manager, Office for Disability (VPSG6)